The University of California San Diego will manage services in the El Centro Regional Medical Center's Emergency Department.
ECRMC interim CEO , Tomas Virgin said , " Partnering with UCSD Health will give us the opportunity to implement strategies that will improve wait times and best practices in our emergency room Utilizing the talent of UCSD Health physicians will result in a more comprehensive approach , faster diagnosis and more treatment options for our patients."
"This collaboration will allow El Centro to become part of our mission to deliver outstanding patient care through commitment to the community, groundbreaking research and inspired teaching" said Patty Maysent , interim CEO, UC San Diego Health.
The move is part of the long term partnership between UC San Diego Health and El Centro Regional Medical Center. The partnership will also serve as an exchange program of sorts. During the partnership , select ECRMC emergency staff will be embedded in the UC San Diego Health Emergency Department to learn new treatment options with state-of-the-art devices and to provide seamless continuum of care for patients in San Diego County